Last night the SKWAWKBOX revealed that Avon and Somerset Police had received reports of a ‘fake polling station’ in Bristol on polling day of the recent General Election. The force’s press office has now issued a formal statement on what happened and why no charges were brought:
On 8 June we received a call about a stall on Gill Avenue following concerns it resembled a polling station. On attendance officers established the stall had been set up by local residents surveying whether members of the public would be interested in taking part in future community events. The stall had no connection to the General Election and no offences had been committed.
No information is available on what kind of community events were involved or whether the stall was only present on polling day, but the SKWAWKBOX is happy to provide clarity on this issue, which had been concerning local residents.
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